The Population Research Institute studies family formation and fertility, sexual health and behaviour, and immigration. We focus on Finland and Finnish family policies, but also study the European and global context.

The Institute provides information for the media, adult education, academic communities, students and health care professionals as well as for Väestöliitto's own activity and advocacy work.

The Institute publishes research reports, working papers and the Finnish Yearbook of Population Research. Our latest publications are found on the Publications page. The publications are on sale at Väestöliitto's online shop.

Street address: Kalevankatu 16 B 1 (inner yard), 1st floor, 00100 Helsinki

The Institute also houses a library: Kalevankatu 16 B 1 (inner yard), basement.



The future population of the Arctic

The Finnish Yearbook of Population Research Vol. 53 (2018) has been published.

European solutions to asylum policies and immigration: Finland’s role -panel discussion

Sat 31.8. at 10:30–12:00, Main Library's Studio-room (Linnankatu 2, Turku)

Call for Articles 2019

We invite you to contribute to the 2019 volume of the Finnish Yearbook of Population Research

Migrants face a trade-off between status and fertility

Researchers from the Universities of Helsinki, Turku and Missouri as well as the Family Federation of Finland present the first results from a new, extraordinarily comprehensive population-wide dataset that details the lives of over 160,000 World War II evacuees in terms of integration. The results demonstrate that migrants’ integration into a host community involves a trade-off between gaining increased social status and having fewer children.